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Supporting positive mental health

Mental Health & Wellness Programs

Better understand your mental health. Explore new ways to improve wellness. Connect with your community.

Age

Youth, Adult

Regions

Province Wide, Lower Mainland

Seasons

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CAN Mental Health & Wellness programs offer a range of opportunities for Autistic youth & adults (ages 13+) to explore their own mental health, learn new ways to improve wellness and connect with their community.

Programs and workshops have been developed and led by a mix of CAN staff, community partners, clinicians, self-advocates & facilitators with lived experience. Opportunities include both in-person and virtual programs.

CAN membership is not required to participate. Additionally, a formal autism diagnosis is not required for ages 13y+. Learn more > 

Current Opportunities

Programs range on a month-to-month and season-to-season basis. 

Sign up for our youth & adult monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on all program and registration details.


WOMEN’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP
Virtual Session (18+)
Tue, Feb 28 | 6:30-8pm | Zoom
Group meets monthly to discuss various topics. February session will focus on managing mental health. 
Register by Feb 5.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Vancouver (18+)
Feb 22-Apr 13 | Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Hillcrest Community Centre
8-week intro to Dungeons & Dragons, a popular table-top, role-playing fantasy game! Register by Feb 5.

CANINE CUDDLES
Vancouver (13+)
Ages 13-17: 2:00-2:45pm | Ages 18+: 2:45-3:3pm
Canucks Autism Network office
In collaboration with Pet & Friends; join us for 45 mins of petting, cuddling and playing with dogs to de-stress and relax! Register by Feb 5.

Past Opportunities

Our program team aims to provide a range of opportunities for Autistic youth & adults to better understand and explore their mental health.

Past opportunities have included:

  • Workshops led by clinicians & self-advocates
    Ie. Understanding Your Mental Health, Healthy Sleeping Habits
  • Workshops led by self-advocates
    Ie. Blueprint for Overcoming Barriers, Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism
    A multi-week program delivered in collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia

Supports Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each Autistic individual through participant collaboration. Our staff receive training to facilitate participation independently or with close support. In virtual programs, program staff facilitate and moderate discussion.

Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff on-site about support needs or strategies that most benefit you (e.g., sensory sensitivities, use of visual cues, etc).

Registration Dates Vary

Visit the Current Opportunities section >

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